Modern Glaciers of Yuxu Peak
Yuxu Peak is the sister peak of Yuzhu Peak and located on the west side of Mount Kunlun Pass, at an altitude of 5,980 m. Yuxu Peak is named after the legend of the Yuxuan fairy maidens in the Kunlun mythology. It is one of the Taoist centers and the main Taoist temple of the Taoist Kunlun School. Yuxu Peak is surrounded by mountains and towering clouds, and covered with snow all the year round. Modern glacier activities are intense. The glaciers cover an area of 80km2. There are more than 30 glaciers which are distributed on the north and south slopes. The longest glacier tongue is located on the southern slope, which is about 1.3km long and 500m wide. The ancient glacial landform of Yuxu Peak, especially the glaciated landform is also typical. In Wild Yak Valley, there are many cirques, horns, aretes and U-shaped valleys, reflecting the many times of intense glacial actions in geological history.
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